Category:PCB PCB Industry Information

Group Administrators: 1 | Group Member: 148 | Group Threads: 374

This Group provides continually the latest information on the most recent trends, forecasts and analysis in the printed circuit board space.

Thread Reply
EagleUp Reply 2017-02-09 10:23:05
315 views
2 comments
6 likes

Juan Pablo Vales

Leave A Message

Follow

Karl wrote in to tell us about a software package called EagleUp that will import your Eagle CAD PCB designs into Google SketchUp. It bridges the gap between the two using the open source image processing software ImageMagick.




As you can see above, you’ll end up with a beautifully rendered 3D model of your hardware. This is a wonderful way to make sure that your enclosure designs are going to work without needing to wait for the PCBs to arrive from the fab house. It is available for Windows, OSX and Linux (although the last time we tried to run Sketchup under Wine nothing good came of it — perhaps it’s time to try again).
In Karl’s case, he’s working on an Arduino compatible board based around the Xmega. He mentions that EagleUp is a great way to get an idea of how component placement will end up, and to see if the silk screen layer is going to turn out well or not. Here’s a link to one of his test designs.

6 likes
Statement: This post is only the personal view of the author and does not represent the opinions of ALLPCB.com.

Vasiliy

Leave A Message

Follow

Have marked your post. Keep on your great job. Hope your next writing soon.

Bartley

Leave A Message

Follow

This post is really interesting.
ThreadReply